IWP Sunday Reading Series

September 24, 2023 - 3:00pm
Prairie Lights

Pola Oloixarac is the author of the novels Las teorías salvajes (2008), Las constelaciones oscuras (2015) and Mona (2019), all available in English (Soho Press, FSG), and of the collection of political essay Galería de celebridades argentinas (2023). In 2010 named among Granta’s “Best Young Spanish Novelists.” 

Tade Ipadeola is a Nigerian poet, essayist, storyteller, translator, and lawyer. The recipient of many awards for both prose and poetry, he writes in both Yoruba and English. Among his main publications are three volumes of poetry – A Time of Signs (2000), The Rain Fardel (2005) and The Sahara Testaments (2013).

Mary Rokonadravu (fiction, nonfiction, prose poetry; Fiji) creates stories, poetry, and literary nonfiction inspired by art, history, and science. Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific region) in 2017, she won it in 2015 and in 2022. Her work has been published in Granta, adda, and Synkretic.

Esther Dischereit was born in Heppenheim, Germany, and lives in Berlin. In its many different forms, her work presents a visceral pathography of post-​war continuities, crises, spectres and trauma. She has published fiction, poetry, journalism and essays, and is a prolific writer for the radio, the stage and other artistic media. 

Moon Bo Young (poet, novelist, essayist; South Korea) made her debut in 2016, winning the Joongang New Literary Award and the Kim Soo Young Prize for her first poetry collection, translated into English in 2021 as Pillar of Books. She has since published two more volumes of poetry and several volumes of fiction and essays.

Tzveta Sofronieva (poet, fiction writer, playwright, essayist; Germany/Bulgaria), a physicist and historian of science by training, is the author of over 20 books, including Multiverse (2020), a collection of new and selected poems written originally in German, Bulgarian and English and A Hand Full of Water (2012).

Efe Duyan (poet, architect, event curator) was born in Istanbul in 1981. His poems have been translated to over twenty five different languages. His debut novel Other is published in Turkish in 2022 and his selected poems The Behaviour of Words is published by White Pine Press in NY in 2023.